This could be floated to gauge the response of the public and media. The truth is the President has no clue on what to do in Afghanistan. The irony will be that if he decides to run for reelection in 2012, a candidate will use our presence in Afghanistan against Obama. Just as he did against Bush as it relates to Iraq. Sending troops to their deaths is no substitute for a strategy.in reference to:
"Editor's note, 9:57 p.m. EDT: The White House has issued the following response to this story, attributed to White House National Security Advisor James Jones: "Reports that President Obama has made a decision about Afghanistan are absolutely false. He has not received final options for his consideration, he has not reviewed those options with his national security team, and he has not made any decisions about resources. Any reports to the contrary are completely untrue and come from uninformed sources." Tonight, after months of conferences with top advisors, President Obama has settled on a new strategy for Afghanistan. CBS News correspondent David Martin reports that the president will send a lot more troops and plans to keep a large force there, long term. The president still has more meetings scheduled on Afghanistan, but informed sources tell CBS News he intends to give Gen. Stanley McChrystal most, if not all, the additional troops he is asking for."
- Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops - CBS News (view on Google Sidewiki)